With heavy falls from slow moving thunderstorms continuing, Toowoomba Regional Council Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) remains on alert status.
Mayor Paul Antonio says the alert status would stay in place as a precautionary measure until conditions change.
The Mayor said “Council will also be making sand available for sandbagging to residents who would like to prepare themselves. Residents will be required to bring their own shovel and sandbags.
Council is delivering sand to these areas:
Oakey – Cricket Grounds at 4-20 Lorrimer Street in Oakey
Jondaryan – Duke Street in Jondaryan (near the steam train).
Quinalow/Maclagan – Quinalow Recreation Reserve at the corner of Pechey Maclagan Road and Daly Street
Yarraman – Barr Smith Street opposite the Council Depot near Watson Street intersection
Goombungee – SES shed at Corner of Mocatta Street and Cooke Street
(The SES only provides sandbags in emergency situations to protect a dwelling from inundation)
“If your property isn’t facing immediate threat of inundation but you’re wanting to stay prepared in case water levels rise, we’ve provided sand for bagging at the following locations,” he said.
If your dwelling has been affected, contact the SES for assistance on 132 500.
For information on preparing for a flood, visit http://ow.ly/uRiN50yiXuD
To stay updated on local emergency news and for a full list of disaster contacts, visit www.disaster.tr.qld.gov.au
For updates on rain-affected local roads, visit www.tr.qld.gov.au/roads and report problems via [email protected] or 131 872.
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